but yes it became evident in the first second that the plot was terrible, none of the characters actually developed as people but didn't pull off campy caricatures either (which would have made it better), I really wanted the main character tony stark to die, and it was fucking racist and sexist. the fact that it's getting good reviews is because male chauvinist yokels think tony stark's privileged sexist playboy antics are hilarious (Blond girl in sultry voice: "Hey tony, remember me?" Tony as he is walking by breezily: "no." Audience: hilarious!) and they believe his half-assed random nonsensical concern for other humans makes him just complex enough, even though he actually did something to help other people only once in the whole stupid movie. And he still acted pretty much the same, forgot about his buddy who helps him and gets killed in the terrorist camp, and still treated women like crap after his life-changing revelation. I guess having a superhero with real logical motivation and emotional involvement is too much complexity. he did mention a motivation: "I saw americans killed by my own weapons in afghanistan!" do I even need to mention how stupid and racist it is to say that he was ok with his weapons being used to kill all those other non-americans? But I guess people love seeing middle-eastern stereotype terrorists explode, and of course people also love the token black guy saying sassy things. What the shit, Terrence Howard? you were in crash! also, where did robert downey jr. come from and why did they make his facial hair so fucking ugly? And if I were gwyneth paltrow and I just played the role of a stiletto-heel-wearing submissive secretary cleaning up after some rich white chauvinist asshole, I'd send back my Oscar and cry for the lost days of Margot Tenenbaum.
I am so disgusted that people think this is a good movie. It's like the highest rated movie on rotten tomatoes all year, better than Juno and There Will Be Blood, and that makes me want to vomit. The New York Times and a few other reviewers gave negative reviews but none of them mention the misogyny and racism, they just dwell on the movie's other glaring problems. Just thinking about it is giving me an anger headache.